Things to do in Banff National Park

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Banff Gondola & Lake Minnewanka Cruise
See the very best of Banff in a day. Take a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and enjoy free time to explore the city. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$106
per adult

Banff Gondola Ride
Climb aboard the Banff Gondola and glide to the top of Sulphur Mountain with breathtaking views of the famous 6 mountain ranges. Along the way keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like marmots and Canada jays, and then snap a... Read More

Categories: Attractions

8 minutes

$32
per adult

Brewster's Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls Tour
Stunning vistas and picturesque lookout points in the Canadian Rockies await you on this breathtaking excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Both parks are known for abundant wildlife—keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, elk, big horn sheep, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Brewster: Explore Jasper Tour
Explore the natural wonder of Jasper National Park's stunning Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Lake on a half-day guided tour. Led by professional guides, keep an eye out for a variety of local wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

Brewster: Glacier Adventure & Skywalk Tour
Explore the most visited glacier in North America in the heart of the Canadian Rockies—Athabasca Glacier. Take an exhilarating walk out onto the glacier and capture some of its melting water. Go beyond nature's edge and step out onto the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Brewster: Jasper National Park Tour & Maligne Lake Cruise
Explore the mountainous, rugged Jasper National Park and relax on a scenic cruise to the picturesque Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. Keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and wolves in their... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Discover Banff & Wildlife Tour
Explore the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of Banff with a guided tour through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Led by charismatic and knowledgeable guides, discover the birthplace of Canada's national parks, including exciting animals, frozen waterfalls, and the unique Lake... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Discover Banff: Grizzly Bears & Lake Louise Tour
Discover the best of Banff with a full-day tour to the renowned Canadian Rockies, including Lake Louise, Takakkaw Falls, and a guaranteed grizzly sighting. Led by knowledgeable guides, enjoy lunch on a mountaintop, ride a gondola, and visit the world’s... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$137
per adult

Discover Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour
Trek through Johnston Canyon and discover a winter nirvana of frozen waterfalls, giant ice pillars, and hidden ice caves. Led by charismatic and knowledgeable tour guides, the tour teaches you about the Canadian Rockies’ geology, history, and winter wildlife inhabitants. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Evening Trail Ride & Steak Fry
Set out from Warner Stables for an evening full of trail riding, stunning surroundings, and barbecue. Whether you're on horseback or in a covered wagon, trek along the base of Sulphur Mountain, enjoy free time for games and relaxation, and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Evening Wildlife Safari
Embark on a guided tour through Banff National Park as the sun begins to set beyond the Canadian Rockies and wildlife goes on the prowl. Led by knowledgeable guides, discover some of the majestic creatures inhabiting this beautiful region and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$36
per adult

Explore Banff with Banff Gondola
Take an unforgettable journey in the picturesque city of Banff. Ride along the famous Tunnel Mountain Drive, head to the top of Sulphur Mountain via the Banff Gondola, and stand in awe of beautiful Lake Minnewanka. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$78
per adult

Glacier Skywalk
Go beyond nature's edge and step out onto the Glacier Skywalk. After an amazing drive through the Alpine wilderness, enjoy interpretive exhibits along the cliff-side trail before feeling the adrenaline as you creep along the suspended glass walkway, taking in... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

Free cancellation

$24
per adult

Guided Lake Louise Tour & Lunch
Spend a day at one of the most photographed scenes in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise. Enjoy free time to explore the lake, see Mount Victoria, and savor a delicious lunch at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

$67
per adult

Helicopter Hiking Adventure
On this gripping tour full of flight, hop in a helicopter for a 20-minute ride before hiking through pristine wilderness terrain. Along the way, look for animal tracks, sip sparkling wine, and relish the glorious Canadian Rockies. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 20 minutes

$536
per adult

Horseback Riding
See Banff National Park from a saddle on this horseback ride through Bow River's beautiful Cave and Basin area. Ride along Sulphur Mountain, past natural hot springs, through a marsh, and beside the river on this trek designed for all... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$37
per adult

Kicking Horse Rafting & Lunch
Take your adrenaline for a little joyride. Experience Kicking Horse River's spin-cycle-like rapids, rated up to class IV. Spend almost 2 1/2 hours rafting before drying off and sitting down to a hearty barbecue lunch complete with dessert and refreshing... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours

Free cancellation

$104
per adult

Lake Agnes Tea House Hike
Hike a 4.5-mile (7-km) route past canopied trees and cascading waterfalls amid the snowcapped Canadian Rockies. Certified hiking guides lead you on one of the area's most popular hikes to a historic teahouse sitting on the beautiful Lake Agnes, 1,200... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$70
per adult

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with a guided tour in the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Learn about the region's unique history as passionate tour guides lead you through the remarkable Bow... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$56
per adult

Lake Louise Self-Guided Tour with Lunch
Discover the incredible scenery of Lake Louise's indigo-blue lakes during a 7-hour adventure of canoeing, hiking, gondola riding, and shopping. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, offers the perfect climate for thrilling outdoor activities. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$58
per adult

Lake Louise Sightseeing Lift, Gondola & Wildlife Interpretive Centre Visit
The alpine meadows above Lake Louise are known as the Home of the Grizzly Bear, and these majestic creatures can be seen from the Lake Louise Gondola after the winter snows melt. Take a scenic ride on the lift, and... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Mild Whitewater Adventure & Lunch
Learn to raft on class II and III rapids at a leisurely pace while surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. After rafting, play volleyball and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and other lodge amenities at the private Hydra River site. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

1 hour

Free cancellation

$62
per adult

Mount Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift
Banff's breathtaking beauty spreads out beneath you on this relaxing chairlift ride to the top of Mount Norquay. High above the township—Canada's first in a national park—mountain peaks mingle with clouds, verdant valleys extend quietly below, and the Cliffhouse Bistro... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

15 minutes

$16
per adult

Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure to Jasper with Glacier Skywalk
Discover the best of the Canadian Rockies on this one-way tour to Jasper. Ride along the Icefields Parkway, see the beautiful Athabasca Falls, and feel like you're floating above the ice-capped peaks on the Glacier Skywalk. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

$159
per adult

Self-Guided GyPSy Guide Driving Tour of Banff
Explore Banff and its magnificent surrounding region at your own pace, following the guidance and listening to the commentary of the GyPSy Guide as you tour the region by car. See natural and man-made wonders in town and in the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Shared Coach: Calgary - Banff/Lake Louise
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Calgary City Center or Calgary International Airport and select Banff and Lake Louise locations via coach bus. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

The Icefields Parkway Tour
Discover the Canadian Rockies' towering glaciers, indigo-blue lakes, and cascading waterfalls during a full-day guided adventure. Led by fun and knowledgeable guides, journey to the heart of the snow-capped mountains and get an up-close view of the region's natural beauty. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$141
per adult

Ultimate Whitewater Adventure
If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled whitewater challenge, take on the entire 17 miles (27 km) of the Kicking Horse River. Raft both the upper and lower canyons and enjoy a barbecue lunch, complete with dessert and cool drinks. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours

Free cancellation

$136
per adult

Via Ferrata Mountain Climbing
Experience a climb that's at once both safe and thrilling. Scale Banff's picturesque Mount Norquay along via ferratas (Italian for "iron roads"), using fixed anchors, cables, and ladders. When finished, relax and enjoy a selection of craft brews and delicious... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$112
per adult

Voyageur Canoe Tour
Explore the beautiful scenery of Banff National Park as you paddle along the serene Bow River in a 12-person canoe. Learn about the park's history from an expert guide and watch for local wildlife on a trip along the glacier-fed... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Tour
Travel an hour east of Banff to arrive at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Meet plenty of striking wolfdogs as their guardians give you fascinating information about their habits and needs. Then take photos with these regal creatures and even have... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

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